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Professor Adrian Evans

Professor Adrian Evans

Personal Chair, Medicine

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+44 (0) 1792 602182

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Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Professor Adrian Evans, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Haemostasis (MBBS, MD, FRCS, FCEM), qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in July 1983. Following training posts in general medicine, surgery, anaesthetics and critical care at SHO and registrar level, he completed his higher training as a Senior Registrar on the St George’s Hospital London rotation. In addition, he spent one year on a training fellowship in South Africa working on the Intensive Care Unit at Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, and the category one trauma unit at Johannesburg General.  In 1994 he was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he held an honorary senior lecturer post. He subsequently was awarded his MD on the effects of trauma and its management on haemostasis.  In  2003 he was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Morriston Hospital, subsequently Reader and then  Professor in Emergency Medicine and Haemostasis at Swansea University. Professor Evans was the first professorial appointment in emergency medicine in Wales and at the time only one of six professors of emergency medicine in the UK.  He was the recipient of the Royal Society of Medicine prize and also in 2007 recipient of the Royal Society Brian Mercer award for his work in the field of haemostasis. He has also been awarded a funded Visiting Professorship by the University of Copenhagen for the development of an international collaboration into blood flow and exercise in health and disease.  

From 2004 to 2012 as Head of Admissions he developed the Swansea School of Medicine Graduate Entry Admissions Programme. In addition, he has been both a senior and overseas examiner for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He has been a member of the Royal College’s Steering Committee on Serious Hazards of Transfusion Committee (SHOT), the Academic Lead for the College of Emergency Medicine in Wales and a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Healthcare Technologies. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Critical injury
  • Inflammation in vascular disease
  • Viscoelastic techniques
  • Therapeutic assessment in haemostatic disorders
  • Translational biomarkers
  • Epidemiology of haemostatic disorders

Career Highlights

Research

Professor Evans has a longstanding clinical research interest (over 20 years) into how critical illness and its treatment alter coagulation. During this time his research interest has been particularly focused on detecting and quantifying the early templating effect of blood clot development in vascular disease and its treatment. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals in the field of coagulation and emergency medicine, epidemiology and translational research.

His laboratory-based research is focused on the development of pre-clinical modelling into the effect of disease states on coagulation and how drugs affect coagulation. In 2010 following a £1.4 million award he set up and developed the Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit (HBRU) and research network which was the first of its kind in the UK. The HBRU was set up to develop new translational biomarkers in the field of haemostasis. This Unit has developed both a national and international research programme. In 2019 the Welsh Centre for Emergency Medicine Research  was set up, of which the HBRU is now an integral part. The Centre has strong commercial links with pharmaceutical companies, where its work has been focused on the assessment and development of both new and current therapeutic strategies. These studies have been both laboratory and clinically-based.

Award Highlights

Professor Evans and the WCEMR has attracted over £3M of research funding to support the research programme (NISCHR, EPSRC, HTD as well as commercial funding).

Collaborations

Professor Evans has developed both national and international collaborations with leading centres  including the Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN), the Blizard Institute at Barts and the London University Hospital,  the University of Copenhagen, the University of Pennsylvania.